Leo Music Design

Pianist, keyboardist, producer

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Full-time pianist, composer and producer educated and experienced in jazz, modern, classical, electronics and music production. Hundreds of online gigs accomplished; I offer UNLIMITED REVISIONS until you're 100% happy with the result. English, Español, Italiano.

Hire me for: a piano backing for your vocals, an advanced harmonization of your jazz composition, sick rhodes chords for your R&B track, a piano cover of your favorite song, a synth track you need in your house mix, those blues piano licks and riffs you need in your arrangement etc. etc.

//////// Prices starts at 100$ but can vary according to the complexity of the work. ///////////

You'll hardly find another pianist with such a complete EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
• “Siena Jazz” degree in Jazz and Modern Music Piano, Composition and Arrangement.
• 8 years of Classical Piano studies
• 2 years of Jazz Ensemble and Composition studies (Valdarno Jazz)
• “Saint Louis College of Music of Rome” degree in Electronic Music Production, Sound Synthesis, Film Scoring
• Master degree in Music Production at “Microfusa” school, Barcelona.

20 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE:
• As composer and producer for many artists
• As session pianist, both in studio and live performances, for many bands, singers and djs
• As music producer for advertising of famous brands and films (Tous, Vichy...)
• As sound designer for installations and videogames (for Las Arenas de Barcelona, PXNGLI, Palacio del Flamenco de Barcelona...)
• As live electronics performer in several projects: Daniele Malvisi virtuous circles of Miles Davis (Jazz sextet), Fake Out Collective (Tech-house)

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

134 Reviews - 26 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nick P.
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    Genius guy!! Gave him a track to produce and he exceeded my expectations. Also brought some very cool ideas to it!! I can't wait to work with him again! Very professional, quick and a friendly guy! Great communication!! 5/5 stars!

  2. Review by James T.
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    Great Job! Piano part sounded amazing!

  3. Review by sally r.
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    Leo is fantastic. Very professional, talented, and timely. Looking forward to future collaborations.

  4. Review by Trevor M.
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    Absolutely amazing results, Leo is extremely skilled and helped execute our project together with innovative techniques

  5. Review by Nick P.
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    Big big huge talent!! He came up with an overwhelming piano playing that lifted my track up in a second!! Very nice guy, professional and always responds in time. Quality of work is 50 out of 5 stars!! I am super impressed :-)

  6. Review by Miguel D.
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    Great!! More one single to be 1# in billboard!

  7. Review by Clinton B.
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    Leo is a very versatile player, he delivers great expressive synth string parts!

  8. Review by Paul M.
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    Very pleasant and easy working with Leo on a piano instrumental for a new track. Everything was straight forward and the communication was great. Highly recommend him.

  9. Review by Clinton B.
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    Leo lands it in the pocket again, this time on the organ, pure professionalism and gets it right the first time. Hire Leo if you're serious and can't afford waste time!

  10. Review by Miguel D.
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    Leo is very professional and talented. Other thing that I really liked in him is he´s very responsive and quick and goes straight for what you looking for. For sure to work again!

  11. Review by Kevin P.
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    Leo was superb to work with. His songwriting ability is amazing & he is extremely professional & easy to work with. Would highly recommend!

  12. Review by July A.
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    Another Great Working Experience with Leo!

  13. Review by Martin G.
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    Perfect mood for the song. He provided different stems with a sensitive play. Will work with him for sure.

  14. Review by Xander T.
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    Great job again as always! The tracks sound polished!

  15. Review by Yiran W.
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    Another pleasant project with Leo. It’s really nice to mix some jazzy elements in a pop E-track.

  16. Review by Sean L.
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    Leo is a great guy to work with and his playing is very beautiful and on a very high level.

  17. Review by July A.
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    Great working experience with Leo. Thank You!

  18. Review by Xander T.
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    It was great working with Leo! He was very professional and I will definitely work with him again.

  19. Review by Sebastian K.
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    Brilliant play, kind, fast, flexible. Leo has everything what a client is looking for!

  20. Review by Yu H.
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    Great experience!
    Leo did an excellent performance which was exactly what I want. He's a great pianist expert to work with!
    Looking forward to keep working with him!

  21. Review by Yiran W.
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    Leo's the man!!

  22. Review by Yiran W.
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    Another project with Leo! Killing jazzy keys:)

  23. Review by Vanessa-Naomi
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    Working with Leo is really awesome!! He took my request, ideas and wishes mixed it with his great intuition and feeling for sound and made a great track out of it. He is reliable and works very fast! Couldn't ask for more - Thanks a million Leo! and I am looking forward to keep working with you!!! :)

  24. Review by Michael G.
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    Very creative and responsive. Highly recommended!

  25. Review by Sean L.
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    Leo is a world class pianist and is a great communicator. Loved working with him!

  26. Review by Michael G.
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    Excellent and very passionate about his work. Highly recommended.

  27. Review by Damien S.
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    Leo is very professional. It was a pleasure to work with him.

  28. Review by Mr L.
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    I have been working with leo for a while and the reults get better & better!!
    I am really grateful and very thankful that our paths have crossed. Extremly talanted and dedicated musician and producer. He has a great understanding of jazz & melody.
    Thank you Leo! You deserve all the great things coming your way.
    Omarni

  29. Review by tommy m.
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    Leo was fast and easy to work with. I look forward to working with him again!

  30. Review by Pako
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    Leo is a great person and so professional.
    He know what you need and you will be really happy of his work!

  31. Review by Franco S.
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    Leo did an excellent performance for me - exactly what I needed! And he was very efficient, giving me multiple great options to choose from in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!

  32. Review by Marius B.
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    Leo is a gifted Pianist expert to work with. Have been working for few gigs now, I can really recommend a Pro with such flexibility to understand and assist to make it real!

  33. Review by Marius B.
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    Working with Leo is always a pleasure to share with a truly and real piano expert. Awesome work!

  34. Review by Marius B.
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    Leo is an amazing, yet one of the best pianist that I have had an opportunity to work along with. The soft piano tune that remains essential in my music journey is the fruit of a rare talented piano expert equipped with an exceptional virtuosity to turn your dream in the real life. I hardly recommend Leo for your next award-wining piano track!

  35. Review by Filip L.
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    Look no further than Leo's astounding résumé for your choice in a multifaceted and talented musician. His skills and experience are most apparent. I don't see how you could ever go wrong choosing to embark upon a musical journey in the company of Leo. Cheers!

  36. Review by Andrew Ellison (Eltronn)
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    Leo worked very quick and perfect first time, knew exactly what I wanted for a Piano version of an existing track I had.

  37. Review by Sebastian K.
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    Great performance, very good interpretation of my vision, very quick work-around.

  38. Review by Randy "Hoot" Brown
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    FAST! Like Jimmy Johns fast... I sent the files, woke up, and it was done!

  39. Review by Enrico B.
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    Leo has done an incredible work,and he understand at 100% my request.It's a pleasure and hope to work soon with him.
    5 stars for my italian brotha!

  40. Review by Mr L.
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    Leo has produced a great song! Very happy with result! Looking forward to the next one!

  41. Review by Mr L.
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    Brilliant arrangment Leo! Well done. Once again you have taken direction well. Also, it has been wonderful to see your producer skills. You are a greatl talent!
    Thank you!

  42. Review by Mr L.
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    Leo! You have worked your magic again!! A lot of people can play but you have feeling for the song and you make it sound effortless. Really grateful for the universe crossing paths with my Artist Omarni. Looking forward to working on the next track. You are a true talent.Thank you for all your help.

  43. Review by Han Z.
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    Leo is a great jazz musician, always my pleasure working with a such passionate and talented musician! Can't wait for next project!

  44. Review by Chiumba
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    Leo is a amazing and versatile pianist. Amazing results.

  45. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Leo!! Always a pleasure!!

  46. Review by Mr L.
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    Once again Leo has worked his magic on a jazz arrangment. He is very talented & proffesional.
    Looking forward to working on the next song!
    Thank you Leo!

  47. Review by felix s.
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    He's the best!

  48. Review by Yiran W.
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    Efficient and professional as always. It's always a huge pleasure working with Leo.

  49. Review by Stefano F.
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    Leo la a wonderful musician he made a great work on my song!

  50. Review by Ty Brando
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    Great experience with Leo, I would hire him again for another project!

  51. Review by Hubertus D.
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    great work! very quick and professional

  52. Review by Yiran W.
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    good as always, really satisfied with Leo

  53. Review by Stefano F.
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    Great work! Leo is a wonderful musician! Absolutely recommended!

  54. Review by Mark Rose
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    Outstanding work from Leo that went beyond expectations. He provided his own interpretation of a simple melody, and I am very pleased with the results. He is also a great, friendly guy to work with. Highly recommended!

  55. Review by Yiran W.
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    Good as always! Love Leo and his musical sense.

  56. Review by Pezen
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    Leo is professional, passionate and patient. Enjoy our music conversation during the task.

  57. Review by Mahmoud
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    Leo is an amazing musician! He's kind and patient.

  58. Review by Josef L.
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    Thanks Leo! Great playing!!

  59. Review by Josef L.
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    Great playing by Leo! A real pro!

  60. Review by Ayo K.
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    always satisfied with the great quality of work provided by Leo!

  61. Review by Josef L.
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    Leo delivered some high quality piano for our project, very professional.

  62. Review by Ali K.
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    Leo is an elite musician, who is very co-operative, flexible, and very quick! Golden fingers, mind, and heart.
    Wish him all the best.

  63. Review by Josef L.
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    Very emotional and musical piano by Leo, Delivered well organized and professional.

  64. Review by Brent H.
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    Very quick, easy to work with, exactly what I wanted!

  65. Review by Ayo K.
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    Great working with Leo, always more that pleased with his work!

  66. Review by Ayo K.
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    always get outstanding results with Leo every time!!!

  67. Review by Yiran W.
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    Love Leo for his music and taste. Professional and easygoing!

  68. Review by Mr L.
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    It was a wonderful experience to work with Leo. My Artist had a track (Jazz) that needed sheet music. Leo followed the brief really well. We our looking forward to working with him again on our next orginal song.Thank you Leo.
    Nigella & Omarni

  69. Review by Yiran W.
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    Fast and professional! Working with Leo is as pleasant as usual. Highly recommend Leo for your track!

  70. Review by Han Z.
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    Great work by Leo as always!! He is an amazing jazz musician!! It's always my pleasure working with him!! Looking forward to next one!!

  71. Review by Eunice L.
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    Our artist, and the whole company loves Leo's work. Fast and just too good!

  72. Review by Jonathan T.
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    Easy to work with. Efficient.

  73. Review by Han Z.
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    Leo did great job again!! It's always my pleasure working with him!! Looking forward to next one!!

  74. Review by Simon F.
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    Leo has provided me with an outstanding performance. His piano composition is of a superior quality. He has created for me a groove and melody that is truely exquisite which certainly touches the soul and heart, it has propelled my track to a whole new level! I highly recommend Leo to add inspiration to your song. In fact, Leo's composition has pushed my production boundaries higher and helps me to achieve goals which we all dream about!

  75. Review by Anthony Dann
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    Brilliant work again! Please to collaborate!)

  76. Review by AK
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    AWESOME as always. Thank you again.

  77. Review by Anthony Dann
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    Amazing experience! Leo is a true professional who's passionate about what he's doing. He added new colors by his stunning performance and interpretation and took the whole piece to another level. Highly recommend!

  78. Review by Yiran W.
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    Another acid jazzy track with Leo! Highly recommend!

  79. Review by Yiran W.
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    Professional and efficient as always! Thanks for the perfect tracks!

  80. Review by Gloria C.
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    Leo is a professional. He collaborated very well with me and worked very hard to deliver to me exactly what I asked for. He communicates often and kept me abreast of how the project was going, sometimes with up to two demos.
    It was a pleasure working with him.
    Gloria

  81. Review by Dominic P.
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    Excellent, went above and beyond what was required with his advice. Produced exactly what I was after!

  82. Review by felix s.
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    Leo is the best !

  83. Review by Yiran W.
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    Love Leo for his musical sense. I always give him a tight due date for some reason, but he's always able to accomplish great tracks by the due date. Highly recommend!

  84. Review by Steven C.
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    You may not find a more professional and pleasant collaborator on the platform. Excellent understanding of the brief. Excellent performance. Excellent file transfer. Full marks.

  85. Review by Ben Botfield
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    Excellent work! Super quick turnaround, excellent guy. Highly recommended.

  86. Review by Tony H.
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    Leo is a very responsible artist.
    We were very happy to cooperate.
    Full marks!

  87. Review by Ercole E.
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    Leo is a great musician, proactive, he worked on a single song arrangement , result was amazing!

  88. Review by Tony H.
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    Leo is a very responsible artist.
    We were very happy to cooperate.
    Full marks!

  89. Review by Jan V.
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    I worked with Leo on the track ' Torino' . Leo made a great pianopart to accompagnie a composition, based only on a sung melody. Great ears and muscianship. Leo surely knows his trade Will surely work with him again

  90. Review by Amritha//Music
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    Very professional, talented and soulful musician! Definitely recommend working with Leo!

  91. Review by Yiran W.
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    It's been great an experience working with Leo. He's got very unique but excellent musical instinct that would bring your music to next level.

  92. Review by Olga Chung
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    Leo is very efficient and he delivers high quality work. We gave him some reference material and he follows closely and beautifully. Highly recommended :)

  93. Review by Yiran W.
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    Second cooperation! Professional and efficient as always! Highly recommend!

  94. Review by Han Z.
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    We had another jazz project with Leo, he did a great job of instrumental arrangement! If you're looking for a professional jazz musician who have experience and creativity, Leo is your man!!

  95. Review by Darrion J.
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    Leo is phenomenal, listened to my vision and executed on it quickly and accurately! Didn't even need any revisions, will definitely be working with him again in the future.

  96. Review by Han Z.
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    Leo is an amazing jazz musician. He is talented and have full of passions. We had a fantastic collaboration. If you're looking for a professional and skilled jazz pianist, I highly recommend Leo!

  97. Review by Yiran W.
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    Really efficient and professional work! It's been a pleasant experience to work with Leo. Really looking forward to another chance to collaborate.

  98. Review by Kasey M.
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    As always, right on the mark :)

  99. Review by Tony H.
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    Nice Job.
    Leo is a very conscientious person.
    He gave me a lot of editions.I'm very satisfied. Good communication.
    We look forward to the next continued cooperation.

  100. Review by AK
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    Thank you again. Very professional and incredible to work with.

  101. Review by Kasey M.
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    Leo is a true pro! A pleasure to work with - his work is impeccable!

  102. Review by Ayo K.
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    It's always a pleasure working with Leo. Quick turnarounds and an ear and eye for detail, he's work is exceptional.

  103. Review by Kim P.
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    Can't go wrong choosing Leo!! He will exceed expectations I'm sure.

  104. Review by Kim P.
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    Amazing work!

  105. Review by Kim P.
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    The best pianist / keyboardist we have found on here. Gives great options / organized work flow / excellent production. Cannot recommend more highly. Will definitely work with again!

  106. Review by AK
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    Awesome.... Leo helped push the song to the next level.

  107. Review by AK
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    Brilliant , talented, awesome Leo makes dreams come alive!!!

  108. Review by Eric G.
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    I have worked many songs with Leo ... he is committed to your project and I help you in everything you need! is the best !!

  109. Review by Eric G.
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    The Best!! 1000% recomendado

  110. Review by Eric G.
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    100% Recomendado... Muy profesional, Un gran pianista!!

  111. Review by Eric G.
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    Leo is the best !! a great musician ... 100% Recomendado!

  112. Review by Scott M.
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    Leo was great to work with. He cared about my project, was very responsive and the end result was fantastic. It was worth every penny I paid him and more. Thx Leo

  113. Review by Aron M.
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    Great experience and very quick

  114. Review by Marissa Nicole
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    I’m so happy with the work that Leo did. I would definitely work with him again!
    Thank you, Leo

  115. Review by Eric G.
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    El Mejor!! He trabajado varios temas con Leo y siempre me le aporta un gran nivel y mucha calidad a cada una de las canciones!!
    100% recomendado

  116. Review by AK
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    Very talented, professional and I can't wait for the next song.

  117. Review by Eric G.
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    100% Recomendado, Leo es un gran músico, Grabación con muchísima calidad, excelente atención y muchísimo talento!!

  118. Review by Eric G.
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    Leo is great ... Total quality !! 100% recommended!!

  119. Review by Eric G.
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    muy profesional, un trabajo de alto nivel!! 100% recomendado!!

  120. Review by Ayo K.
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    Leo is outstanding, super talented and a big inspiration. He provided various quality variations to what I required, I would definitely recommend him for your project.

  121. Review by Pedro B.
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    Hey!Leo
    Good job!
    All the best
    Pedro

  122. Review by Clinton B.
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    I enjoyed working with Leo, he responded promptly and communicated a specific timeline for delivering final tracks, which he stuck with. He also took additional time to clean up the performances prior to delivery and they were ready to drop into the project as-is without revisions. Very professional!

  123. Review by tommy m.
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    I returned for a second time and Leo was patient and understanding every step of the way. Leo REALLY knows his stuff. to all future clients, do your best to explain your project and vision. I believe that the more detailed you are the easier it will be for him to capture your vision.

    I look forward to working with Leo again!

  124. Review by AK
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    Brilliant I enjoy working with Leo.
    Top Man

  125. Review by Victor B.
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    Leo is a fantastic producer and musician. Huge talent, great perception of what the client wants and incredible results. Highly recommend!

  126. Review by AK
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    Incredible! Brilliant! Thank you for making my dream come alive. I wouldn’t use any other pianist.

  127. Review by Richard M.
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    Leo is an accomplished piano player whose performance has taken my track to the next level. I 100% recommend him.

  128. Review by ARdesign
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    Leo is the producer to work with!Huge talent and a great perception of what the client wants,humble and has zero ego when it comes to collaborations or ideas. Highly recommend!

  129. Review by Day
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    Amazing service. Quick turnaround, great quality, five stars!

  130. Review by Michael
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    Definitely the fastest turnaround of anyone I have worked with! Quality of the sound and the playing are exceptional and he truly understands the vision you have for your track. 5 stars and definitely be ordering from him again.

  131. Review by Giampix
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    My songs have been arranged superbly by Leo. Great also as the producer of a cd of ours. Giampix

  132. Review by Maxime Drouard
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    Actually working on my 4th track with Leo, and always super happy with the result! He pushes my tracks to another level, catching perfectly all my ideas, and making the result look super professional... he is amazing!!

  133. Review by Frank
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    Leo is a master.
    He paid attention to details and to the spirit of my song. and delivered before time, a set of nice arrangements.
    I am happy I found him for my project. Leo is the man!
    Cheers.

  134. Review by Jay
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    This is a fantastic service,above and beyond my expectations ,i will be using him again,Jay

Interview with Leo Music Design

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: NU EPOQUE: www.nuepoque.com. I really like the music and it involves my best skills (keybpardist, producer, arranger, live performing and improvisation)

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: That you'll be 100% happy in the end. If you won't I have no problem in keep working on it or cancel the order without charging anything... but in more than 100 works done in Soundbetter and Airgigs, with a feedback of 100%, that never happened. ;)

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: That is creative.

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: - Do you think you can do this for me? - Yea, sure. :)

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: That electronic music can't reach the same prestige of jazz or classical. Having done Doing both I realized that a mix of an electronic track could be as difficult, time consuming and demanding as an arrangement for a jazz big band or a symphonic orchestra.

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: Is there an artist would you like your music to sound like? Do you prefer your music to be completely original and unheard instead?

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Try to look for references for the piano/production style that you expect from me. Be as specific as possible in your requests.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Elaquent, Stimming, Kaytranada because they're my favourite producers and I would learn a lot. Also I would like to produce music for artists like Solange, Bjork... because you have to be very creative and experimental

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: If you work in the box and you have a good sound interface with good preamps and low noise, use in/out loops re-recording stems into the daw whenever you want to add some density and saturation to sounds that feel too artificial, cheap and poor.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Here Pop/rock songs, in my other activities outside Soundbetter: Jazz, Nu Soul, electronics.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: The piano playing I think, and my knowledge about harmony and music.

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: I listen carefully to the material that the client sends me, his references and indications. Then I make a chart of the song and start producing/recording some draft and sometimes I send it to the client already to see if we're going in the right direction. Often I deliver directly the complete work and most of the times the client is very happy and doesn't need any further revision. But when they do I'm available for all the revisions they need. After the work is completed we leave each other a feedback.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: Im my acoustically treated studio I work with an iMac connected to a a metric halo sound interface (top quality converters, 2+8 ins and outs). I Have a Nord Stage piano, some midi controllers for Virtual Instruments (Native Instruments, Spectrasonic etc.). Top quality speakers (Klein and Hummel O300) and a classic analog compressor: API2500.

  27. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  28. A: - On my project NU EPOQUE: www.nuepoque.com. - On the production of a project of an artist called Klaymax - Arranging two songs of a client of Airgigs who sent me just the vocals of his original songs and want me to develop the chord progression and the piano accompaniment.

  29. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  30. A: no

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Analog for texture, character and color, digital for editing, organizing and control.

  33. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  34. A: Piano, computer, speakers, sound interface, micro

  35. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  36. A: I started studying piano at 6. Became a pro jazz musician at 18. Got into electronics and production at 24. Since then I've been working only with music. I'm 34 now.

  37. Q: How would you describe your style?

  38. A: Eclectic

  39. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  40. A: What the client ask for! :)

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Elaquent, Stimming, Kaytranada, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Morricone...

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Piano track for a song, arrangement of an original composition of a client (in solo piano or with many instruments), Solo piano versions of famous songs.

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"Chuckle" by Nu Epoque

I was the Pianist, Producer, Mixing engineer in this production


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  • Robert Glasper
  • Norah Jones
  • Ludovico Einaudi
Gear Highlights
  • Clavia Nord Stage Piano
  • Metric Halo ULN2 and 2882 sound interfaces
  • Klein&Hummel O300 speakers
  • Neumann Microphones
  • API 2500 compressor
  • DRAWMER 1973 Multiband Compressor
  • ADT TM215b Analog Limiter
  • ADT TM235 Harmonic Generator
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